Sunday, July 11, 2010

Weekly Genealogy Picks

Weekly Genealogy Picks --July 4 to July 10
from genealogy blogs, newspaper articles and elsewhere

Note: It appears I'm not very good at this 'taking a vacation' thing.  I am attending a family reunion - this is being composed Thursday morning in Mendocino, CA., a day before the reunion begins.  I have a few picks below from the first part of this week.

Family Tree Magazine releases its list of the 101 best genealogy websites of 2010. (hat/tip: Genea-Musings.)

Mike Reardon of Open Mike wonders if the concept of an American Wake has been rendered unnecessary by Facebook.  (One might argue it isn't Facebook that did this, but the internet in general.)

Dear Myrtle reminds us A marriage license doesn't mean they got married.

Arlene Eakle has noticed a major shift in content in the quarterlies and journals published by genealogy societies.

At the request of Schelly Talalay Dardashti of Tracing the Tribe - is opening their Holocaust archives for free access July 9th through 19th.

Other Weekly Lists
The genealogy bloggers below provide their selections for the week - many different from my own.

Amanuensis Monday: July 5th participants
[Amanuensis Monday is a weekly blogging theme I began in February of 2009, where participants transcribe letters, audio, and other documents.]

Apple at Apple's Tree
Martin Hollick at The Slovak Yankee
Lisa Wallen Logsdon at Old Stones Undeciphered
J.M. at Tracing My Roots
John Newmark (w/guest amanuensis) at TransylvanianDutch
Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
Ginger Smith at Genealogy by Ginger
Kevin Walker at Who We Were, Are & Will Be our Family

If you participated, but don't appear on this list, please, let me know.

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